Reporters prefer Twitter

Do you follow Wisconsin Radio Network on Facebook? Or do you read our Tweets?

In his Wonkblog, Ezra Klein of the Washington Post notes that while Facebook (as well as Pinterest) are drawing more traffic than Twitter – but journalists prefer the latter:

Twitter is simply more useful for our jobs. For better or worse, it’s where news breaks today. It’s also where a lot of real-time reporting happens.

WRN has been using both social media platforms for quite a while now (we have 434 Facebook likes but more than 2,000 followers on Twitter) and I can confirm that, as a useful newsroom tool, Twitter beats Facebook hands-down.

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